Tax, torture or treat your peasants! Rehabilitate criminals or sentence them to death? Decide as you enjoy jousting over a lavish banquet, all while under siege from the warmongering Lord Barclay.
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April 20

Stronghold Next Interview

Lead Coder Talks Stronghold @ PAX East
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1myBHEh60v8
Our second major update on the Stronghold front comes from the game's Lead Programmer himself! While at PAX East showing players our new tactical dungeon crawler MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures, we sit down with Tony to discuss the upcoming game's setting, returning features, overall gameplay and direction.

To tide everyone over until our next feature and the full gameplay reveal later this year, this interview covers a number of points of interest for series fans:
  • Sequel? - Tony confirms that Stronghold Next will be neither Stronghold Crusader 3 nor Legends 2. These games could still happen, but we have no plans at this time.
  • Returning Features - In addition to confirming skirmish for the game, our new interview sheds light on a few classic features and units returning for this brand new Stronghold.
  • Sim Gameplay - While our next game will retain the full RTS and besieging experience, it will also shift the focus a little back to the simulation gameplay we all know and love.
  • No Magic! - Not a single wand, pointy hat or dragon in sight.

Our upcoming Stronghold will be self-published by Firefly Studios on Steam and released when it's ready. In addition to Next being a completely new entry in the series another top priority is to deliver a fun, polished game from day one that incorporates as many fan-favourite features and touches as possible.

Please look forward to more Stronghold information in the coming months and subscribe on YouTube for the latest Stronghold Next news, trailers and interviews.
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March 2

Firefly's Favourite Custom Maps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYOVh6uoytI
Have YOU already beaten Stronghold 2, Stronghold Crusader 2 or one of our other new Steam Editions? Are YOU sitting there right now thinking “If only I had a few extra maps to try out!” while patiently waiting for the next Stronghold to come out?

Well your prayers have been answered! Watch as we run us through some of our favourite custom maps currently available to download and play on Steam Workshop. We picked seven of the best Stronghold community maps from the games' respective Workshop pages, even throwing in an enjoyable Space Colony scenario for you Stig fans out there!

Got a favourite map of your own? Perhaps you uploaded your magnum opus long ago but it never quite made it to the top of the Workshop? Well fear not! We’ll be featuring more community content in future videos, so if you have a map you’d like to shine a spotlight on let us know in the comments and we’ll try it out.

Credits to Sir Gareth the Ganjagrinder, Sebastien Le Hardi, acv55555, -V-, MooSSiah, Amir P, Impaa and Spinnx!

Cataracta Island (Stronghold 2)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1264966652&searchtext=
The Castle Invictus (Stronghold Legends)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=823053700&searchtext=
Sneaky Cheeky Peaky (Stronghold Crusader 2)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=777109366&searchtext=
Shady Practices (Space Colony)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=448487969&searchtext=
Crusader's Rift (Stronghold Crusader 2)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=537632382&searchtext=
Waterfall Lands (Stronghold 2)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1192706199&searchtext=
The Scoundrel & The Squire (Stronghold Legends)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1091717753&searchtext=
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Reviews

“If you're into serious castle-building and siegecraft, nothing else comes close.”
8.4/10 – PC Gamer

“Few marry these two traditional aspects of real-time strategy so seamlessly.”
8/10 – Yahoo!

“The vastly improved graphics are a joy to behold.”
9/10 – Thunderbolt

About This Game



Stronghold 2: Steam Edition allows players to experience true ‘castle life’ gameplay. Entertain your subjects or rule with an iron fist, dispensing medieval justice to overworked and malnourished peasants. With powerful barons jostling for power over a disintegrating kingdom, it is up to you to stem the tides of ambition and unite the land under the one true King! With an intricate economy, siege warfare, crime and punishment systems and classic medieval events, this highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Stronghold comes packed with new additions to classic Stronghold gameplay.

Key Features

  • Stronghold Reforged – Enjoy Steam multiplayer, Workshop, achievements, visual enhancements, new maps and more!
  • Rule as You Desire – Rehabilitate or simply execute thieving peasants using everything from gibbets to gallows!
  • Simulate Castle Life – Duel inside buildings, hold lavish banquets or build a war economy and lay siege to rival lords.
  • Take the Crown – Gain Honour by title, strategy or force and dominate the new ‘Kingmaker’ skirmish mode.
  • Craft Custom Maps – Create and share custom scenarios via Steam Workshop using the in-game map editor.
  • Besiege Your Friends – Battle up to eight players online in Kingmaker and Deathmatch game modes.

Steam Edition

Building on the sim gameplay of the original Stronghold, Stronghold 2 allows players to rule as they please and still conquer each skirmish. Unhappy peasants turn to crime and must be punished, rival lords can raise entire armies on their title alone and sieges must be fought tooth and nail, with close combat taking place inside castle structures! Stronghold 2 Online extends this gameplay to competitive multiplayer for up to eight players over Steam, with offline skirmish mode also available against computer-controller opponents.

Created exclusively for Steam, Stronghold 2: Steam Edition comes with Steam multiplayer support, achievements, a new map pack, digital art book, soundtrack and trading cards. The Steam Edition also updates Stronghold 2 with full Steam Workshop integration, allowing to you easily create and share custom maps with friends. Recreate iconic real-life castles, battlegrounds from medieval history and scenes from your favourite fantasy epic!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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